For Immediate Release: January 17, 2017
Use the Pull Out Method to Avoid the Oil Spill:
Divest from Banks Funding DAPL
At least seventeen financial institutions, including Wells Fargo, Citibank, U.S. Bank, and Chase, have loaned Dakota Access LLC $2.5 billion to construct the pipeline. Nationally, DefundDAPL.org is responsible for individuals pulling out over $46 million from these banks. Citizen actions like divesting can force these financial institutions to defund the pipeline and bring the project to a potentially permanent halt.
The Pull Out Method serves as a resource and ally to support local and national actions to divest from all banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline. We envision financial communities that support Indigenous rights, clean water, renewable energies, and transparent business practices. Our website has important information on how to switch accounts and ways to connect with local actions to pull out of your bank. Join us Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 (also known as hump day) for a month of using the pull out method throughout the Front Range area. For more information visit: http://www.thepulloutmethod.org/